the solar coaster turns one year old today!
Here's the birthday wish list:
For its birthday, the solar coaster wishes that over the next year, governments round the world adopt progressive policies promoting solar power and other renewables, such as feed-in tariffs and net metering, and increase allocation of public funding to basic R&D in the renewables sector.
At the same time, the solar coaster also wishes that research labs and solar companies the globe over continue to make headway in reducing the cost of solar, not just by improving solar conversion efficiencies but also by reducing costs in balance-of-systems, in addition to non-technological (i.e. installation, financing, interconnection, etc.) aspects.
Finally, the solar coaster hopes that solar energy is further able to contribute to the poverty alleviation causes in the developing world, but delivering energy to remote rural areas not connected to electricity grids.
the solar coaster has been proud to bring solar news and analysis for the past twelve months, and looks forward to another twelve and many more ahead!